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From: gholloway
Date: 09-18-2006, 09:59 AM (1 of 4)
:monkey: I am looking to buy a new embroidery machine. I have never had one so I don't want to spend thousands of dollars. I have been looking at the Disney machine and the Singer machine that Walmart carries. I know that there is not much difference in the price. I just want to know which would be the better buy.:nc: Thanks for any input you have.

User: gholloway
Member since: 06-07-2006
Total posts: 58
From: Pudge99
Date: 09-18-2006, 11:38 AM (2 of 4)
I have the Singer Ce100 from Walmart and love it! I compared the two and thought, you get a lot more bang for your buck with the Singer. Sometimes I wish I had bought it from a dealer rather than Wal-mart but I have found a lot of free support on the web.
Hope this Helps.
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: mamadus
Date: 09-18-2006, 02:10 PM (3 of 4)
I don't know much about the Singer ce-100.. I do like the Brother machines, and I'm pretty familiar with them...LOL... my suggestion would be, check outthe yahoo groups on each of these machines... just go to yahoo/ groups and do a search for each of the machines... you should be able to learn a fair amount about what problems people have encountered with each of these, what are their strong points and their weak points... regardless of what machine you end up with... I would tell you to buy the most machine you can afford... inevitably, folks start out buying a machine with a 4x4 stitch field and end up trading up within a very short time, ask me how I know!!! ... and the reality is, its very hard to sell these machines for what we buy them for... you might consider looking at a Brother 6500 or 8500 or the janome 300E... these all have 5x7 fields and give you a little more to play with... good luck and let us know what you decide...

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User: mamadus
Member since: 12-31-2004
Total posts: 492
From: plrlegal
Date: 09-18-2006, 05:59 PM (4 of 4)
I'm like Pucktricks and have a CE 100 Futura. I've never had any problems with it and it was easy to learn to use. However, in order to use the embroidery side of it, you have to have a computer dedicated to it as the computer is it's brain for the embroidery side. The machine itself has a limited brain for the built-in embroidery stitches only. Also, you do not have to have any other conversion software, i.e., amazing box, etc. as a go between to the computer and machine; whereas with the Brother Disney machine, you do have to an Amazing Box, etc. to convert the designs to the pes format for the Brother machines. With the Futura, you download designs into your computer, unzip them into the Futura Design software folder and you're ready to go.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
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